Monday, February 25, 2008

Getting excited!

In all of the excitement from last week, I forgot to mention something else great! I finished the order for Robyn's Nest March Sock club!! With the holiday on Monday, I was taking it to the post office Tuesday...but well, that never happened because Seth decided to make his appearence! So, my darling husband took the big box over to the Post Office first thing Wednesday morning, and it's on it's way to Robyn's Nest right now! Can you tell I'm excited about this too?

Home sweet home

Well, it's been quite the week!! I had a feeling that once I stopped taking the Pro.cardia that the contractions would start up again pretty quickly, but I had no idea just how quickly! When we went to the hospital last Tuesday, the nurse taking care of me in Triage made it seem like they'd try to prolong labor a bit longer, and send me home. Imagine my surprise, when my OB walked in around 1, asking if I was ready to do this. Um yeah!! This kid wants out, who am I to stand in his way?! So the surgery went well, it was pretty quick, considering they did 2 things while in there (let's just say that after a round of IVF, having gestational diabetes twice, and dealing with preterm labor this time, I'm DONE!).

We're all adjusting pretty well to having a new baby in the house. I'm still really sore, and exhausted. But it's getting better as time goes on. Celia is doing beautifully! She's so excited to have a baby brother, every time she sees anyone new, she tells them all about how she has a new baby brother. Here's a pic of her and Seth. She really loves that we let her hold him by herself.

My inlaws were here from Thursday until early this morning, which was a big help. It was nice not to worry about where dinner was coming from. And to have extra hands to help with Celia and Seth. I got to take naps daily, and really take care of myself, which I think has really helped with the recovery. I went off the Per.cocet yesterday, and am only taking extra strength motrin now! Of course, I did have to finish a hat that I had started for Seth while in the hospital. It's interesting to knit when you have an IV in your wrist, but I got it done!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Greetings! Shelby and I would like you to help us welcome Seth Nathan Bidwell into the world. He was born on Tuesday the 19th of Febuary at 5:30 PM, weighing 6 pounds. If you'd like to see some pictures, please feel free to visit I expect that I'll be adding a couple more pictures there in the next couple of days as well.

Nathan posting for Shelby

Friday, February 15, 2008

could be 3 days.

Well, I'm surprised here! I saw my OB yesterday, and he wants me to stop the Pro.cardia (which has been keeping the contractions calm-ish) on Monday. He wants me to wait until Monday, because if the contractions start up pretty quickly, they'll deliver the baby shortly after. So yikes! I'm a bit nervous, and excited. I have SO much to do before the baby comes! I have a feeling that this weekend will involve a lot of shopping, reskeining, and cleaning. At the very least, the meds are helping me to feel a LOT better, and not hurt nearly as much, so I have a feeling that next week will be pretty rough, regardless of whether I end up having the baby early or not. At least tomorrow will mark 36 weeks, so that's really good news!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

organization rocks!

So I ended up going through the rest of my stash and got a lot of things organized. I have almost 2 large bins full of sock yarn. Do you think I have a problem?? Some of the colorways I had forgotten I had. I even found a I had put away that I picked back up again! But for now, here are a few pics of what I've got. Not many pics, and it only shows about 1/3 of my stash... I loved playing with my stash, and getting inspired by the yarn I have!

And the scary part- I entered everything into a spreadsheet (which will eventually go into Ravelry. And the total yardage I have, is over 66,000 yards. Holy crap!

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Man am I nesting!! I am 35 weeks today, and have only 3 weeks and 2 full days before my C-section. I have SO much I want to get done, and can't do it all. Little things are driving me crazy. I went to grab something from my desk, and it's a mess! So I grabbed the 2 piles of patterns that have been sitting there for over a year (and falling off whenever I am looking for something that they're hiding), and FINALLY organized them in sheet protectors and binders. I am so proud of myself! This afternoon, while my husband is doing a few things around the house that need to get done (blinds, putting in a new cable jack), I'm going to relax with Celia, and maybe organize my stash. Right now there's no real system to how I have things. All weights are thrown in together. Since it's a low activity thing to do (at least less than scraping the bathroom wallpaper, which I really can't do right now but is driving me equally as crazy!), I'm going to go through and organize my stash a bit better. And actually take inventory of what I have. I'm usually really good at remembering things like that (and where they came from or if they were a gift, who they came from), but I found a skein the other day that I have NO idea where it came from. I'm sure I got it, but where did I buy it? That sort of thing drives me nutty.

So, hopefully I'll have some great pics to post tomorrow on my progress.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

You make my day!

Kerry is awesome! Apparently, I'm on her list of people who make her day! I am so touched! I met Kerry when we started hostessing the Secret Pal exchanges, and have been friends ever since! She is such a talented knitter, and has inspired me in SO many ways! Thanks for the nod Kerry!

Here is my list of 10 people who make my day:
Fairy God Knitter

You all rock! And inspire me in so many ways! There are so many more who do the same. I've met so many amazing knitters through the last few years of blogging. Thanks for all of your inspiration!!

Scheduled- take 2

My OB's office called this morning to work on details for my C-section/tubal ligation. Apparently when he looked at the calendar and picked a date, he didn't realize that he's at the other hospital all day that day! So, we're going with March 4th instead. At 2pm. I'm all scheduled, so let's hope that this is actually going to be the day. I'm curious to see how much it changes (which I completely expect it to). I'm guessing for the week earlier, once we see how my sugars are effecting everything. I'm being as good as possible, but sometimes it still doesn't matter.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

some exciting news!

A few months back, I was asked to design a colorway for the March sock club over at Robyn's Nest!. With Robyn's ideas, I came up with something I absolutely love! And it's now available for preorder here!! Go check it out! It's going to be a fantastic kit, if I may say so myself!